Cleveland pays $375,000 to settle police shooting lawsuit

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Posted: Dec 17, 2017 12:53 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has agreed to pay $375,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that a white police officer shot an unarmed black man who was trying to surrender.

The settlement in the lawsuit filed by 29-year-old Kipp Holloway was finalized Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.

The lawsuit stems from a May 2014 shooting. Holloway claimed he fled to a garage after receiving a ride from two men whom he subsequently learned were being chased after committing a burglary.

The lawsuit claims Holloway was lying on his stomach inside the garage and called out to the officer who shot him despite Holloway's attempt to surrender.

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A breaking and entering charge against Holloway was dismissed in the middle of trial in September 2014.

A city spokesman couldn't be reached for comment Sunday.